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University of Calgary Reviews

Updated Jan 23, 2020

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4.0
84%
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85%
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University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon
Elizabeth Cannon
206 Ratings
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Cons
  • "low salary compared with the industry(in 20 reviews)

  • "no cons that i can think of other than parking(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Employer, Faculty and Fellow Staff"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Professional development encouraged. Fellow staff were exceptional and encouraging. Faculty were an exceptionally educated, diverse and supportive group.

    Cons

    Some of the office spaces were small, then the entire faculty moved to a new area (cons then became none).

    Advice to Management

    None.

    University of Calgary2020-01-12
  2. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator, International Sales 

    I worked at University of Calgary part-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary with good benefits

    Cons

    Work life balance can be improved

    University of Calgary2020-01-23
  3. "GREAT, do when youre a student."

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    Current Employee - Student Life Coordinator in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    AMAZING PEOPLE, amazing job, great exposure

    Cons

    low pay, thankless job, long hours if you caer about students

    Advice to Management

    Increase all salaries but your own

    University of Calgary2020-01-23
  4. "Salaries"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager 

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and people who work here

    Cons

    Much administrative red tape to get decisions made

    University of Calgary2020-01-23
  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Layback attitude, great environment to work, excellent benefits, great wellness program

    Cons

    Low pay, no many career opportunities

    University of Calgary2020-01-16
  6. "Excellent Employer in 2006-2011"

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    Former Employee - Operations Administrative III in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good structure for job evaluation, good benefits and amazing diversity in fellow staff and management.

    Cons

    Current hiring freeze, location parking was difficult.

    Advice to Management

    None, thank you.

    University of Calgary2020-01-15
  7. "Teaching Assistant at University of Calgary"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Calgary part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Payment for teaching assistant as a 12/Week job

    Cons

    Non-optimal TA assignment process for students.

    Advice to Management

    Optimize the TA assignment process

    University of Calgary2020-01-14
  8. "Part Time Job in UofC library"

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    Former Employee - Learning Commons Student Navigator 

    I worked at University of Calgary part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hour with good working environment

    Cons

    No employment benefit and you cannot continue to work after graduate.

    University of Calgary2020-01-13
  9. "Great place to learn and perform research"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant 

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    algorithmic design, digital fabrication, work with university and industry members and build small scale installations

    Cons

    long hours around project deadlines

    University of Calgary2020-01-13
  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Contract Advisor in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Treat you as family

    Cons

    Have a little to many individual silos

    University of Calgary2020-01-10
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